There are many ways in which our university community is diverse: we differ from one another in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age, socio-economic background, and in many other respects. This diversity has many advantages. In this dossier you can read what has already been achieved to make the university into a place where everyone can be himself or herself, and what we are doing to improve our performance even further.
This is what it's like studying with a disability
More than a hundred people took part in the conference on Studying with a Disability on 20 April. Dozens of students shared their experiences. 'I woul...
Same-sex couples in Europe: more rights in more countries
The trend of legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples is broadening. More and more rights are becoming available to same-sex partners – in more a...
Studying with a disability: 'Accessibility alone is not enough'
How can we make studying easier for students with a functional disability? This will be the key question during a public conference on 20 April. Romke...
‘Hiding sexual preference causes more stress at work'
How tolerant is the Netherlands on the work floor? Jojanneke van der Toorn, Professor of the Workplace Pride Chair, the first in the world dealing exc...
Women on the agenda in Leiden
Women are are on the agenda again at Leiden University. That was clear on 8 March in the Academy Building. First there was an informal get-together wi...